Celebrating Twenty Fabulous Years

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The Center at 401 S. Maryland Pkwy. in Las VegasThe Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, a community-based organization, supports and promotes activities directed at furthering the well-being, positive image, and human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, its allies, and low to moderate income residents in Southern Nevada. We invite you to join us Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


The Center's 20th Annual Honorarium — October 18, 2014


The Center's 20th Annual Honorarium


Celebrate with us!
We're turning twenty-one!

Join us Saturday, October 18 for The Center's 20th Annual Honorarium, celebrating the significant contributions to our community by Person of the Year Diana Bennett, Ally of the Year Fred Keeton and Corporation of the Year Wynn Resorts. We're also celebrating 21 years of serving Nevada's LGBTQ community! For this year's Honorarium, we have chosen the amazing new Drai's Beach Club • Nightclub atop The Cromwell Las Vegas boutique hotel at the corner of Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard. The Honorarium begins with a cocktail reception, silent auction and gourmet food stations poolside in the breathtaking Drai's Beach Club (with million dollar views of the sunset beyond the bustling Vegas Strip!) before moving into the luxurious, well-appointed Nightclub for live entertainment and the presentation of The Center Honors.

“Las Vegas is fortunate to have such strong community leaders and partners who continue to make outstanding contributions to the LGBTQ and allied community in Southern Nevada,” remarked Tom Kovach, The Center’s interim chief executive officer. “We are proud to recognize each of them at Honorarium for their continual support of both The Center and the community.”

Person of the Year Diana Bennett is not only one of the most effective and respected executives in the gaming industry today, but she is also actively involved in the community and funded The Center’s state-of-the-art Youth Center. Ally of the Year Fred Keeton has continually been at the forefront of visualizing corporate diversity beyond complying with law to a place that is inclusive of all individuals, regardless of race, gender or sexual identity. Recognized for their progressive policies and practices affecting LGBTQ employees and now as The Center’s Corporation of the Year, Wynn Resorts offers a wide variety of support for the LGBTQ community, including comprehensive employee benefit plans for same-sex couples along with coverage for transgender reassignment surgery and a dedicated concierge service for LGBTQ guests.


The Center Names Its 2014 Honors Recipients

 The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center) names Diana BennettWynn ResortsFred KeetonHRC Las Vegas Steering Committee and David “Bootsy Carmichael” Heckman and Rob Haggard as The Center Honors recipients for 2014.